overall
100
99
style
Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 408   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Batch 666 was H&V with added wood chips soaked in a 40 year old cognac.

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
callmemickey (4329) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2012 Black body. Thin khaki head. Nose is coffee, roasted malts, cognac and chocolate. Flavor leans toward the cognac and roast, but dark chocolate, caramel and a little brown sugar contribute. Deeply layered and challenging to work through (in a good way). Medium to full bodied. Soft carbonation. A light acidity adds a touch of something extra.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ep2021 (29) - SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2012
hel & verdoemenis is a all time fav so this is a real treat. pitch black oily texture lovely aroma top marks all around. dont miss this one!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kraddel (6671) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 how can i say what i wanna make clear by this... let me put it this way, if you wanna know perfection, stop searching and drink this ! i was so impatient to drink this ( it had been a rosethorn in the eye for months) so i finaly decided to open it with my dad. first time ever i got speachless. waw. lets not hide it, im a fan of the normal hal en verdoemenis as well, so my expectations where far to high to be healty. and this beer, well, it just CRUSHED my expectations, becouse it was even so much better ! now, how does it taste? to begin , its black. pure black, pure awsomeness. it has a little foam, not to much though. the scent is just waaw already. the taste.. wel, take a hel en verdoemenis, and isolate all the perfect elements , youll get this beer ! above is the 2011 version, drank midway 2012. the new batch ( bottles 5th of december 2012) drank 31-12-12 / 01-01-13 . less carbonation ( too little even) maybe the biottle? roasted malts, coffee, bitter, ,cognac, chocolat, heavy mouthfeel, thick, high alcohol , yet realy drinkable. still, again, this is perfection !

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (7146) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours darkest brown to black with a thin tan head. Aroma of cognac, dark chocolate and bitter roast. Milk chocolate and cognac flavor with some roast before a bitter dark chocolate finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (6272) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2012
12 oz Bottle, This one has been on the bucket list for awhile. I decided to crack it for an epic tasting. Pours a pitch black cola with small beige head. Lacing was medium. Huge aromas of soaked wood, cognac, roasted coffee and malts, cocoa powder, butter toast, and dark fruit. Taste is bitter chocolate, charred oak, mollases, fig, vanilla beans. Pretty drinkable for a de molen stout, not that syrupy. Intoxicating.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9569) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2012
330 ml bottle brought back from Europe by bsuedekum- thanks again, Blake! Pours a deep, opaque coffee brown with a small khaki head. The bottle has a cool label, with the typical De Molen font on white on one side and a black pentagram label on the other. No number in the slot that says "No.", though. Aroma of nuts, brown sugar, toast, oak, tobacco, roasted malts, and cognac. Way more mellow on the cognac than the Tsarina Esra Cognac. Flavor of roasted malts, caramel, oak, cognac, earth, nuts, and coffee. Medium-bodied, with a roasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Excellent, subtle, and smooth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (9774) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Bottle. Celebratory beer for a professional milestone. Very dark brown pour with a reddish brown head. Rich aroma of roasted coffee and wood. Taste is very rich roasty malts, boozy sweetness is present. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (5853) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Very dark brown. Sweet malt and alcohol aroma. Flavor has some alcohol, but it is well balanced with the sweetness. Minimal hops. Thick and rich palate.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huhzubendah (3567) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad! The number of this beast: 599 The beer appears dark brown with a thin, beige head. The aroma is absolutely fantastic. 40 year old cognac barrels...wow. Loving this. Roast and spirits with subtle notes of barrels. Simply fantastic beer. Phenomenal feel with alcohol content a non factor. What a treat. Highly recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (6933) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2012
Bottle @ Monks Wallingatan. Dark brown colour with a small head. Sweet fruity aroma. Flavour of roasted chocolate.


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